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Google celebrates Bob Ross's 70th birthday!
Google | October 29, 2012

Posted on 10/28/2012 9:35:39 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson

Google is celebrating what would be the late Bob Ross's 70th birthday, Monday, October 29, with a special doodle!

Bob Ross was so mellow, he could lower the blood pressure of Chris Matthews at a Romney-Ryan victory party. Watching Bob Ross would transport your brainwaves to a peaceful landscape of little trees wherever you want them to be. The Bobness would take you to a place where there are no mistakes, only happy accidents. Bob Ross was so laid back, that when he died, people asked, "How could they tell?"


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: art; bobross; ross; thejoyofpainting
I know my FReeper buddies martin_fierro and mikrofon will get a special kick out of this Bobfest!

Now besides being Bob Ross's birthday, October 29 is also my daughter Anna's birthday! She's 17!

1 posted on 10/28/2012 9:35:48 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Charles Henrickson

Happy g’s


2 posted on 10/28/2012 9:37:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: martin_fierro; mikrofon
I know my FReeper buddies martin_fierro and mikrofon will get a special kick out of this Bobfest!

Ars gratia Bobis: Art, for Bob's sake!

3 posted on 10/28/2012 9:39:03 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Joy of Bob.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Sumbitch still owes me twenty bucks.


4 posted on 10/28/2012 9:39:09 PM PDT by onona (If it is to be, it begins with me.)
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To: Charles Henrickson; Shimmer1

I had a squirrel that would do that...


5 posted on 10/28/2012 9:40:15 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1377 of the Obama Regime - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Back in the days when MTV was worth watching, Bob Ross did a couple of great ads:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuGaV-BvPlE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7G3m4OpnV4


6 posted on 10/28/2012 9:41:26 PM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: Charles Henrickson

“maybe a happy little tree lives right over here...”

I love Bob Ross. He makes painting look so easy. I later learned that it apparently is not the case after signing up for painting class in college.


7 posted on 10/28/2012 9:41:35 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Slings and Arrows
Bob will put you under his spell!


8 posted on 10/28/2012 9:42:40 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Joy of Bob.)
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To: PJ-Comix

9 posted on 10/28/2012 9:45:09 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Joy of Bob.)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Yep, I, too, loved Bob’s show. In a half-hour he would come up with a terrific landscape of woods and trees and stream and clouds and sky that was amazing. He did make it look easy.


10 posted on 10/28/2012 9:47:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Charles Henrickson

lovely. but hey, he never had a squirrel on his shoulder. just what are they insinuating.

thanks for the post. i try to avoid google. and would have missed it. my wife and i just love to watch bob ross.


11 posted on 10/28/2012 9:47:57 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Charles Henrickson

As Bob might smile and say, “The election of the African communist Ubama was just an unhappy mistake.”


12 posted on 10/28/2012 9:49:45 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Charles Henrickson; Revolting cat!; Daffynition; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

13 posted on 10/28/2012 9:50:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: null and void

14 posted on 10/28/2012 9:51:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Loved to watch Bob Ross paint happy clouds. Mr. Henrickson, does your wife paint? If so, I’m wondering if I took some classes from her or some very nice beautiful lady whose last name was similar to yours.


15 posted on 10/28/2012 9:53:30 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: Charles Henrickson; a fool in paradise

16 posted on 10/28/2012 10:03:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise

17 posted on 10/28/2012 10:06:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Bob Ross was entertaining but this is how painting is done

It takes keen observation.

18 posted on 10/28/2012 10:10:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Charles Henrickson

As an art collector, I am not that big a fan of his. Still, considering his iconic and lasting legacy, the $5K- $10K range of the value of his art is a pretty good bargain.


19 posted on 10/28/2012 10:11:37 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Charles Henrickson
William “Bill” the “BamBam Man” Alexander was more fun to watch.

Fire the color in!!!

20 posted on 10/28/2012 10:23:52 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

“maybe a happy little tree lives right over here...”

It was Bill Alexander who painted the “Happy little cloud floating by”.

You really could not tell the difference between a thirty minute Bill Alexander painting and a thirty minute Bob Ross painting.

I did not care for his art but he did get people to try and paint. Some may have finally developed their own style and left Bob in the dust.


21 posted on 10/28/2012 10:27:47 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Charles Henrickson

22 posted on 10/28/2012 10:31:07 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Charles Henrickson

23 posted on 10/28/2012 10:32:27 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Charles Henrickson
1 block from my home here in Tainan, Taiwan, there is a restaurant dedicated to Bob Ross.

Pictures of him all over the walls. Video screens (large) playing re-runs of his drawing show, "bob Ross"-type pictures on the walls. Painting accessories, easels, palettes, brushes, around the place as decorations.

Place is named "Whiskers" in honor of his facial hair.

Its a weird weird world.
24 posted on 10/29/2012 1:32:28 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Charles Henrickson
I just walked over to the place....it's closed today.

Lol.
25 posted on 10/29/2012 2:02:26 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
I actually own a Bill Alexander piece, and there is quite a bit of difference in their art. Ross' work though a little more crisp and animated, does not have Alexander's aura and feel on a landscape.

With that. Both used the "wet on wet" technique (Alexander invented). Problem is Alexander does not have the recognition factor.

The Alexander piece I own is probably worth no more than $500. Ross is worth 10X for his iconic value alone. Just as Picasso is worth 1000X for the same reason.

26 posted on 10/29/2012 3:57:29 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Years ago, (Back when there was Music still on MTV and Michael Jackson had yet to be abducted by Aliens and subjected to disfigurement via medical procedures) my wife and I both worked at a local furniture store. In the main showroom there were racks of TVs constantly running. When it came time for Bob Ross the whole store would congregate in the main room and lounge on the Sofas and watch Bob.

It was like a meditation class and a nap all rolled into one! I sure miss Bob, he put the "Z" in Zen!

27 posted on 10/29/2012 4:07:32 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: catfish1957
If anyone is interested, here is some young jaw dropping talent. Don't worry about buying one of his works. You have to put in for a drawing with 500 other people, just to get a chance to pay gallery price.

sw gallery

28 posted on 10/29/2012 4:08:22 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Charles Henrickson
I love Bob Ross. A couple years ago I wrote a comic short story about him:


29 posted on 10/29/2012 4:18:56 AM PDT by Puddleglum (The road to the White House goes through Benghazi.)
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To: Puddleglum

Wonder where all the tapes of his shows are, I’d love to get my hands on them and watch all of them again.


30 posted on 10/29/2012 6:45:51 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

There’s lots of his videos floating around, on youtube and elsewhere


31 posted on 10/29/2012 7:00:55 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: Charles Henrickson

When I was in high school, the favored artist was Big Daddy Roth. A lot of wanna be artists used to imitate him with carvings in the desks. One such carving somebody carved into my algebra class desk. It was so funny that it cracked me up just looking at it. Obscene as hell but also quite funny. I better not even describe it but Big Daddy Roth was the art inspiration in my high school.


32 posted on 10/29/2012 9:56:06 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro
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"The Hills are Alive .... with the Sound of Happy Trees"

33 posted on 10/29/2012 10:01:10 AM PDT by mikrofon (Happy /\ /\ BobRossDay!)
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